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Did you know that half of all people who will have a mental health condition start showing signs by the time they are 14? If something doesn’t feel right, but you’re not quite sure what’s going on, you’re not alone and you’ve come to the right place. Mental Health America has put together resources especially for people under 18 to help you explore your mental health and reach out to people when you need help.

Stress and loneliness

Learn what stress is and check out what you can do if you're feeling lonely.

Are you stressed out?

Loneliness is hard

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General mental health conditions

You may have heard about mental health conditions, but this information can help explain what they are.

I hate my body

Is bipolar genetic?

Is mental illness genetic?

What is an eating disorder?

What is complex PTSD?

What is trauma?

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Anxiety and depression

Explore what it means to feel anxious, overwhelmed by sadness, or like everything is too much. 

I can't do anything right

I don't want to live, but I don't want to die

I hate myself

No one cares about me

Nobody likes me

What is anxiety?

What is depression?

I don't feel like I belong anywhere

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Concerns about safety

If someone is hurting you, it's normal to feel scared, confused, or angry. Learn more about what abuse is and what you can do. 

Time to talk

It can be hard to talk to your parents about your mental health. This information can help prepare you for that conversation. 

Talking to your parents

Tips for talking about your mental health

Uncomfortable, but important

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